What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.
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“Bridge of Spies,” Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama starring Tom Hanks as the civilian lawyer negotiating a prisoner swap with the Soviets in 1962, is nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. PG-13. Also on iTunes, Amazon Video, DVD and Blu-ray.
Politics also drives “Suffragette,” with Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter fighting for women’s voting rights in early 20th century Britain (PG-13); “Truth,” with Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford as TV journalists in a “60 Minutes” scandal (R); and the election satire “Our Brand is Crisis,” with Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton (R).
Also new: the British period piece “Effie Gray,” with Dakota Fanning and Emma Thompson (PG-13), the animated “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” (PG), and the Sundance drama “Difret,” from Ethiopia (no rating).
“Better Call Saul: Season 1,” the “Breaking Bad” prequel, stars Bob Odenkirk as the man who will become the amoral Saul Goodman. It arrives before the second season launches on AMC.
“Experimenter” (2015) stars Peter Sarsgaard as Stanley Milgram, the social psychologist whose experiments in human behavior rocked America. PG-13.
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“Amy,” a portrait of British soul singer Amy Winehouse that features rare home movies and performance footage, is one of this year’s Oscar-nominated documentaries. R.
Spike Lee’s polarizing “Chi-Raq” (2015), the first original feature produced by Amazon Studios, is now streaming free for Amazon Prime subscribers. R.
The BBC romantic drama “Poldark: Season 1” (2015) stars Aidan Turner as a British soldier rebuilding his life in 18th century Cornwall.
“Grease: Live,” which premiered earlier this week on Fox, is now available to watch not-so-live on Hulu.
“True Story” (2015) stars Jonah Hill as a disgraced journalist and James Franco as a convicted killer who took his identity. R.
“Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism” (2015) brings the best-selling kids book to the screen. PG.